aseanindia Courtesy: Prime Minister's Office
31 January 2014

India-ASEAN’s elusive services FTA

The India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement in services and trade will allow India to leverage its competitive offerings in IT, finance, among other fields. But the pact has proved elusive so far due to the open squabbling between ministries. The deal now looks set to come through only after the new government takes over

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31 January 2014

Time we pushed Asean pact on services

The Hindu BusinessLine published an article by Rajrishi Singhal, Senior Geoeconomics Fellow at Gateway House on the urgent need to push for an Asean pact on trade in services and investment

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24 January 2014

India and the TPP: Wait and watch?

Can India integrate more fully into the global economy and energise its trade by joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Or will negotiating an entry require significant concessions, not necessarily in India’s interests? These outcomes will depend on how TPP framework itself develops – inclusively or exclusively

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23 January 2014

China is America’s biggest challenge

U.S. President Barack Obama’s focus on domestic issues has sidelined his country’s foreign policy at a time when China is ascending as a superpower. With China’s economy set to surpass the U.S.'s by 2017, a recent report presents a ‘grand strategy’ for the U.S. to counter China’s economic and strategic expansion

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27 December 2013

2014: Geopolitical star-gazing

As 2013 draws to a close, Gateway House examines the tumultous year and the significant developments that affected foreign policy globally. Below is our geopolitical forecast for 2014

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5 December 2013

Food Security at stake in Bali

At the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s ongoing ninth Ministerial Conference, the focus of several countries is on food security. What does the proposed ‘Peace Clause,’ mean for developing nations? What are the complex factors at play in the decision-making process, in the ongoing meeting?

asian age Courtesy: Asian Age
26 November 2013

Asia, Uninterrupted

From November 17-19, Gateway House hosted the Manipal Dialogue, where eight Indian and 11 foreign scholars came together to discuss the concept of an Asia, uninterrupted. Sunanda K. Datta-Ray, on November 26, wrote about the conference, and the themes discussed, in The Asian Age.

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26 November 2013

The Pacific Alliance: ASEAN’s Bridge to South America

Recent developments indicate that Pacific Alliance member states have their gaze firmly set upon Asian-Pacific and ASEAN economies. Can a Pacific Alliance deal with China or ASEAN serve as a powerful incentive to force the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through the U.S. Senate?

mohanpai dialogue Courtesy: Gateway House
23 November 2013

The Manipal Dialogue: Asia together

From November 17-19, Gateway House and Manipal University hosted ‘The Manipal Dialogue,’ where 18 select scholars from 15 Asian nations discussed and debated the concept of an 'Asia, Uninterrupted.' T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Universal Learning, delivered the following speech as his keynote address.